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 Meanings and Examples of FOUNDATION
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foundation
 n.  basis on which something is grounded
Classic Sentence: (90 in 7 pages)
1  She had committed a fault, but the foundation of her nature, as will be remembered, was modesty and virtue.
Les Misérables (V1) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—ONE MOTHER MEETS ANOTHER MOTHER
2  The foundation of this wonderful captain was the man who, in the report to the Directory on Aboukir, said: Such a one of our balls killed six men.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—THE EIGHTEENTH OF JUNE, 1815
3  "A merry humor was at the foundation of his character," says Gourgaud.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER VII—NAPOLEON IN A GOOD HUMOR
4  It is because symmetry is ennui, and ennui is at the very foundation of grief.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—MASTER GORBEAU
5  These advanced opinions had a double foundation.
Les Misérables (V3) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 4: CHAPTER I—A GROUP WHICH BARELY MISSED BECOMING HISTORIC
6  This is the foundation of those famous acts which are called the ordinances of July.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER I—WELL CUT
7  It should be added, that the foundation of the Society of the Rights of Man seems to have been posterior to the date when this paper was found.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
8  In this state of mind nothing escaped him, nothing deceived him, and every moment he was discovering the foundation of life, of humanity, and of destiny.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I—THE LARK'S MEADOW
9  Long damask curtains with a red foundation and three colors, like those on the bed, hung at the windows of the first floor.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER II—JEAN VALJEAN AS A NATIONAL GUARD
10  There was a foundation of wildness and bravery in her.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 5: CHAPTER II—COSETTE'S APPREHENSIONS
11  To paint with words, which contains figures one knows not how or why, is the primitive foundation of all human languages, what may be called their granite.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 7: CHAPTER II—ROOTS
12  He had a comic foundation under a tragic exterior, he asked nothing better than to frighten you, very much like those snuff-boxes which are in the shape of a pistol.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 12: CHAPTER I—HISTORY OF CORINTHE FROM ITS FOUNDATION
13  They generally succeed the bad ones, as day follows night, by virtue of that law of succession and of contrast which lies at the very foundation of nature, and which superficial minds call antithesis.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 15: CHAPTER I—A DRINKER IS A BABBLER
14  Between the chairs an old bedside rug, which displayed more foundation thread than wool, had been spread by way of a carpet.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER I—THE LOWER CHAMBER
15  No one caught a glimpse of the sinister foundation.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER II—ANOTHER STEP BACKWARDS
Example Sentence: (33 in 3 pages)
16  The conclusions must have some solid foundation in reality.
17  The theory made the greatest pretence of having a scientific foundation.
18  The legend has thus much of foundation.
19  At a key moment in his life, he made a judicious investment that was the foundation of his later wealth.
20  Oswald Avery was a bacteriologist and laid the foundation for later discoveries that launched the science of molecular genetics.
21  This circle is a foundation for each of our lives.
22  If you are a diction teacher of students targeting a performance career, please consider the future of your students and the foundation you are providing them.
23  I can play through a knee, but the toe is really my foundation.
24  There is little foundation for his objections, nobody follow him.
25  The three foundations of learning: seeing much, suffering much, and studying much.
26  Mass violence threatened to unsettle the very foundations of government.
27  Badgers had undermined the foundations of the church.
28  Mandela helped lay the foundations for a new democratic South Africa.
29  The scandal has shaken the Democratic Party to its foundations.
30  The political scandal shook the nation to its very foundations.